Dr. David Lambert is an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He specializes in philology and the history of biblical interpretation. His latest book, How Repentance Became Biblical: Judaism, Christianity, and the Interpretation of Scripture, was awarded the 2016 AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the category of Textual Studies. It considers how the primacy accorded repentance within Hellenistic Judaism leads to the development of a series of interpretive practices whereby Jewish and Christian communities read repentance back into Scripture.
He is now focusing on a series of studies that aim to assess more broadly how modern Western notions of the biblical interpretation have shaped the subject, especially translation practices.